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The Legacy of the Late President of the Colorado Rockies

Joe Mock of BaseballParks.com has penned a wonderful profile about the late President of the Colorado Rockies, Keli McGregor.  Mock became fascinated by McGregor because of what he meant to development to Coors Field and Salt River Fields.  The timing of the article was to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his untimely passing on April 20, 2010.  Read more and view photos here.

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Rockies Unveil Rendering of Giant Video Scoreboard

On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies provided a sneak peek of its huge new video scoreboard being constructed in left-center at Coors Field. The massive new scoreboard will measure 8,369 square feet — 258 percent larger than the board it’s replacing.  Read more and view rendering here.

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Mixed-Use Entertainment Development Coming to Coors Field

Another downtown Denver (CO) parking lot will soon be plowed under to make way for a mixed-use development next to Coors Field.  Stantec, a multi-national architectural design firm, has released renderings of a forthcoming outdoor plaza complex it is designing on behalf of the Colorado Rockies.  Read more here and here.

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Colorado Springs Gazette Sports Columnist Takes Swing at Elmore, Rockies

Triple-A baseball in Colorado Springs was not built to last.  And, as we know, it will not last.  The Triple-A version of the Sky Sox is fleeing to San Antonio in 2019, ending three decades in the Springs.  The Elmore family, owners of the Sky Sox, use altitude to justify the departure.  Read more here.

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Salt River Fields Sets Spring Training Attendance Records

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick — the spring-training home of the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks — has set attendance records for this year’s Cactus League games.  Read more here.

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Revolutionary Salt River Fields

Joe Mock BaseballParksArizona Diamondbacks LogoColorado Rockies LogoJoe Mock from BaseballParks.com takes look at Salt River Fields — the impressive baseball complex near Scottsdale (AZ) that revolutionized MLB spring training.  An edited version of Mock’s article appeared in the USA TODAY Spring Training Preview on Feb. 22, 2017.  Read more and view photos here.

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JetHawks, Rockies Announce PDC

Lancaster JetHawks LogoColorado Rockies LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Lancaster JetHawks, High-A California League, announced today a new Player Development Contract with the Colorado Rockies. The agreement is for two years and will span the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The Rockies become the fifth affiliate in the JetHawks franchise history, replacing the Houston Astros who had been affiliated with the JetHawks for the past eight seasons. Continue reading

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Rockies Boot Family from Ballpark for Tossing Ball Back

Colorado Rockies LogoA Colorado Rockies fan said his young stepsons were thrilled when he caught (a visiting team’s) home-run ball, but moments later, security reportedly escorted them out of the ballpark for tossing it back onto the field.  Really?  Read more here.

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Purple-Dressed Hawks Take the Field Under New Ownership

Boise Hawks LogoThe Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) kicked off the 2015 season Thursday with new Georgia-based owners at the helm, new purple uniforms and a new Colorado Rockies affiliation.  Read more here.  View photo gallery here.  Outdated Memorial Stadium remains the same, but there is hope for ballpark improvements as the Hawks begin a new era.  Read more here.

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Coors Field, Target Field in Running for Outdoor NHL Games?

Colorado Rockies LogoMinnesota Twins LogoThis NHL is expected to announced this weekend during the All-Star Game in Columbus (OH) that the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild will host outdoor games next season.  In addition to football stadiums, outdoor venue options include Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, and Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.  Read more here and here.

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Isotopes, Rockies Agree To Four-Year Player Development Contract

Colorado Rockies LogoAlbuquerque Isotopes LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Albuquerque Isotopes announced today they have entered into a four-year Player Development Contract with the Colorado Rockies. The two clubs announced the working agreement at a press conference held this afternoon at Isotopes Park. Continue reading

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Rockies Messin’ with Sasquatch Today

Colorado Rockies LogoThe Colorado Rockies will be giving away “Sasquatch” Bobblehead Gnomes to the first 15,000 through the gates at Coors Field Sunday afternoon, June 8.  Who is sponsoring this wonderful giveaway?  You guessed it — Jack Link’s Beef Jerky.  Watch “Messin’ with Sasquatch” commercials here.

Colorado Rockies Sasquatch Bobble Gnome 6.8.14

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New Fan Amenity: The Rooftop at Coors Field

Colorado Rockies LogoEvery Colorado Rockies fan with a ticket to a game this year at Coors Field will have access to the brand-new party deck above right field called The Rooftop.  At 38,000 square feet, the deck is reportedly the largest in sports.  The new monster-sized fan amenity has firepits, cabanas and a new margarita-themed bar on the mezzanine.  Read more and view photos hereGo to @RoxRooftop.

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Molson Coors Selling Stake in Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies Logo Molson Coors is selling its nearly 15 percent stake in the Colorado Rockies to Arizona developer Jay Stein, ending the equity ownership the brewer has held in the club since the team’s inception in 1991.  Read more here.

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Far Beyond Traditional Ballpark Fare at Coors Field

Colorado Rockies LogoFoodservice giant Aramark is keeping Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, on the cutting edge of the ballpark food and beverage movement, with nearly 100 food outlets offering everything from Asian noodle bowls to the famed Rocky Mountain oysters — a ballpark staple for 19 years.   Read more and view photos here.

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Richmond Leaders Visit Denver’s LoDo District, Coors Field

Richmond Flying SquirrelsAs Richmond (VA) city officials continue to evaluate building a new ballpark for the Double-A Richmond Flying Squirrels (Eastern League), a delegation of 150 area leaders made the trek to Denver (CO) last week to learn about downtown redevelopment by visiting the city’s Lower Downtown District that was revitalized in the mid-90s by Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies.  Read more here.

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Casper Mayor Wants Answers From Ghosts

The mayor of Casper (WY) wants Dick and Charlie Monfort, owners of the Rookie-level Casper Ghosts (Pioneer League) and MLB’s Colorado Rockies, to dispel or confirm growing rumors that the team is relocating to Grand Junction (CO) and Suplizio Field, home of the JUCO World Series.  Rumors have been swirling for some time that the team would eventually be moved Continue reading

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Salt River Fields Named Ballpark of the Year

PRESS RELEASE – Baseballparks.com has been presenting its Ballpark of the Year Award since 2000, but never had a spring-training park won the honor.  Until now. Continue reading

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Ghosts to Colorado Rumors Persist

When the owners of the Colorado Rockies bought to Rookie-level Casper (WY) Ghosts (Pioneer League), rumors immediately began to swirl that the team would soon be headed to a more lucrative suburban Denver location near the MLB mothership.  Well, the relocation “gossup” continues, and we think locals have every reason to be worried.  It may take time, Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (Spring Training)

Digital Ballparks visits the new Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the spring home for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.  Read more and view photos here.

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Packing Them In at Salt River Fields, Attendance Down at Other Spring Ballparks

Fans of Spring Training are packing the house at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the new spring home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, while attendance at the other Cactus League venues is down by 9 to 33 percent compared to last season.  About 8,50o per game were expected at Salt River Fields, but attendance has been averaging 10,334.  Read more here.

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Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Opens For Business

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the new spring home for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies, had its grand opening on Saturday, and it was a resounding success.  Read more and watch video hereView some great aerial photos of the ballpark during construction.

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iPhone Users Get Mega Boost at Coors Field

Apparently, AT&T subscribers have had problems making calls, texting, and using wireless service at Coors Field.  No more.  AT&T has spent $1.5 million to provide users with a dedicated network that includes a high-tech infrastructure equivalent to the installation of eight (8) 3G cell towers.  This new cutting edge system could open the door to other applications, such as in-your-seat concessions ordering.  Read more here.

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Sky Sox, Rockies Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Colorado Rockies have extended their Player Development Contract through the end of the 2012 baseball season, team officials announced today. The two-year agreement extends from October 1, 2010 until September 30, 2012. Continue reading

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Rockies, Drillers Extend PDC

PRESS RELEASE – The Tulsa Drillers and the Colorado Rockies have announced that they have extended their Player Development Contract for an additional four years. The new agreement between the two organizations means the Drillers will continue to operate as the Double A affiliate of the Rockies until at least through the 2014 baseball season. Continue reading

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Salt River Community, D-Backs-Rockies Break Ground on Complex

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and team executives held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the new $100 million spring training complex for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.  The development will include an 11,000 seat stadium, 12 practice fields, two clubhouses, ticket offices, and team shops.  It will be the first big league sports complex ever built on Indian land.  Read more and view photos here.

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